Spring has arrived in Aix-en-Provence

There has been some very cold days in Aix-en-Provence. We even did see the snow in Aix! But things have been getting better. So much so that in the last couple of weeks I have gone to La Ciotat or the … Read More

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La Ciotat: Calanque, cranes, boats and ice cream

Did you know that Pétanque is the favourite past time of French people on holiday. And did you know that it has been invented in a small village, La Ciotat, not very far from the Maison Saint Jérôme guest house? … Read More

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Day trip to Frioul with views on caribbean like beach

Day trip to the Frioul archipelago

The warm sunny days are coming back. This week we have seen the first time temperature were going above 20 degrees and I am just reopening the swimming pool. I am often being asked tips for a day trip to … Read More

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Grand theatre de provence in aix en provence

Classic music in Aix en Provence

The international reputation of Aix en Provence for classic music began in 1948 with the “Festival d’art lyrique”. It started just 3 years after the end of the second world war. Lily Pastré, its main patron, wanted to have it … Read More

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This picture shows that even in Aix en Provence, it is possible to get some snow! Admittedly, it is a rare event

The beast from the East in Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence is not synonymous with snow. It is more synonymous with sun, festival of classic music, chilling by the swimming pool or great guest house (I am biased on this one, I have to admit). But last week, … Read More

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Cassis, La Ciotat and a bit of an indulgence…

It was a beautiful day. Dare a say, a traditional day in Provence. Cold light due to a gentle mistral, the famous wind that has such a strong impact on the provence culture (more on this later, promise!). We decided … Read More

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A bridge built for the train track of la cote bleue

Côte bleue – Magical day trip near Aix en Provence

  I am often being asked by guests staying at La Maison Saint Jérôme what are some good walking trails around. Needless to say, there is a plethora of them. But I have recently been on a walk which is … Read More

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The history of La Maison Saint Jérôme

  As mentioned on the about page, la maison Saint Jerome is the house I grew up in. There is actually a story I would like to share today. A personal one which I am very fond off as la … Read More

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Aix-en-Provence; guest house; christmas tree; bed and breakfast

Happy New Year 2018

The festive season is over. I hope you’ve had a great time with your family and friends. Whilst I had a christmas tree by the fire place, living in Aix-en-Provence I have the luxury to enjoy a lovely olive tree. … Read More

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